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West Covina Unified School District

  • West Covina Unified School District Breaks Ground on Performing Arts Center

    West Covina Unified’s Board of Education ceremonially broke ground on a 650-seat Performing Arts Center on Oct. 27, launching construction on a flagship facility where students can showcase their artistic talent. Housed at West Covina High School, the West Covina Unified Performing Arts Center will offer dedicated performance and practice spaces for the high school’s visual and performing arts programs, as well as a venue for all West Covina Unified schools to stage visual and performing arts events. The $31 million Performing Arts Center, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to open in fall 2022.

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  • West Covina Unified Leaders, Community Celebrate Completion of Edgewood Event Center

    Cheered on by city officials and District administrators, West Covina Unified Board of Education members on Sept. 8 cut a ribbon strung across the gates to Edgewood IB Schools, welcoming the community to tour the new Edgewood Event Center. The Event Center features a 350-seat auditorium and freestanding seats for District and school stage events and meetings, and houses Edgewood IB Schools’ career technical education programs, offering studios and classrooms for gaming design, video production, International Baccalaureate dance, and theater production.

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  • West Covina Unified Celebrates Newly Completed Edgewood Sports Complex

    West Covina Unified high school athletes dove into a new Olympic-size pool on Sept. 22 to celebrate the completion of a state-of-the-art sports complex as West Covina Unified Board of Education members, administrators and community leaders cheered. The latest of the District’s Measure ES-funded projects hosts an Olympic-size swimming pool, thermal shade structures that will reduce pool heating costs and bleachers that can accommodate 350 people. The complex also includes four locker rooms, two digital scoreboards capable of video playback, a high-quality sound system, and updated basketball courts.

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West Covina Unified Opens 2021-22 Performing Arts Academy Applications

West Covina Unified is accepting 2021-22 enrollment applications for the West Covina High School Performing Arts Academy, which offers an exclusive fine arts education in a free, public school setting. Highly motivated students with a passion for the performing arts will receive valuable industry insight from teaching artists, gain internships and prepare for advanced educational and career opportunities at the Academy. Spaces are limited; interested students may apply through www.wchspaa.org.

West Covina Unified Opens ‘District of Choice’ Enrollment for 2021-22

West Covina Unified is accepting enrollment applications for the 2021-22 year through the state-certified District of Choice program. As a District of Choice, West Covina Unified is eligible to accept families from throughout Southern California in its engaging, highly competitive academic programs. The District’s signature programs include Mandarin and Spanish dual language immersion, California’s only TK-12 International Baccalaureate Continuum, dual enrollment through the Mt. SAC Early College Academy and more. Visit the WCUSD website for enrollment information

West Covina Unified School District Breaks Ground on Performing Arts Center

West Covina Unified’s Board of Education ceremonially broke ground on a 650-seat Performing Arts Center on Oct. 27, launching construction on a flagship facility where students can showcase their artistic talent. Housed at West Covina High School, the West Covina Unified Performing Arts Center will offer dedicated performance and practice spaces for the high school’s visual and performing arts programs, as well as a venue for all West Covina Unified schools to stage visual and performing arts events. The $31 million Performing Arts Center, funded by the voter-approved Measure ES, is expected to open in fall 2022.

West Covina Unified Offers Online Learning Academy

West Covina Unified has launched the West Covina Online Learning Academy (WCOLA), a 100% virtual program that allows families to design their own learning schedules. WCOLA allows students to learn at their own pace and provides families the opportunity to create customized schedules similar to independent study. Students receive regular access to a WCUSD credentialed teacher while learning through a rigorous, standards-based online curriculum. The breadth of course offerings is similar to those students would receive at their home school. Families interested in enrolling in WCOLA may do so through the West Covina Unified website.

West Covina Unified to Recognize Red Ribbon Week with Virtual Activities

West Covina Unified schools will recognize Red Ribbon Week on Friday, Oct. 30 with virtual activities designed to engage students and inspire them to live drug-, alcohol- and tobacco-free lives. Several sites, including Orangewood, Merlinda and Monte Vista elementary schools, will hold spirit activities and dress-up days centered around the 2020 Red Ribbon Campaign theme, “Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.”

West Covina Unified High School Spotlights Student-Athletes

West Covina High School is celebrating its student-athletes amid distance learning and postponed athletic seasons with a series of social media posts, dubbed #WCHSTeammateTuesday. Each week, West Covina High School features a different student-athlete, sharing in their own words what they love about their sport.

West Covina High School Boasts 51 Advanced Placement Scholars

West Covina High School produced 51 AP Scholars in 2019-20, underscoring the school’s college-readiness efforts and commitment to academic excellence. The AP Scholar designation is awarded to high school students who have demonstrated outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on multiple AP exams. Of the 51 juniors and seniors, 14 were named AP Scholars with Distinction; to be eligible, students must receive an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, as well as scores of 3 or higher on five or more AP exams. West Covina High School is the District’s AP flagship school, offering an array of college-prep courses that include music theory, Mandarin and computer science.

West Covina Honors Commended Students in Nat’l Merit Scholar Program

Edgewood High School students Ethan Lee and Harris Thai have been named Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The recognition recognizes students’ exceptional academic promise, demonstrated by their outstanding performance in the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Two-thirds of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the test from across the nation are designated as Commended Students

West Covina Unified Elementary Named i-Ready Distinguished School

Orangewood Elementary School has been named a 2020 i-Ready Distinguished School, recognizing the school’s usage of i-Ready and diagnostic data during distance learning in spring 2020. i-Ready provides educators with actionable and intuitive data for students in math and reading, revealing students’ strengths and identifying where they need further assistance. Orangewood educators have used i-Ready to provide more targeted instruction to students and ensure continued success during distance learning.

West Covina Unified’s Signature Programs Shift to Distance Learning

West Covina Unified’s signature academic offerings – including Mandarin and Spanish Dual Language Immersion programs, TK-12 IB continuum and its dual enrollment high school, Mt. SAC Early College Academy – have shifted to distance learning, ensuring students can continue to customize their learning experiences in 2020-21. The District’s robust programs afford students the opportunity to develop bilingualism and biliteracy, receive a globally focused education or gain college credit while they earn their high school diploma. Students interested in Dual Language Immersion or Mt. SAC Early College Academy may still apply for 2020-21 enrollment.